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Tanger Outlets collects cards and letters for our troops

The Tanger Outlet Center in San Marcos invited the entire community to join its campaign to say “Thank You” to the brave men and women of the US military. As part of its second annual Salute the Troops campaign, Tanger provided visitors to the center a convenient way to let our soldiers know how much the sacrifices they make for all of us are appreciated. June 30 – July 6, 2008 Tanger collected cards and letters for the troops at the Tanger Customer Service Center as well as at the July 4th Summerfest-San Marcos celebration. Shoppers had the opportunity to share their sentiments on one of three Patriotic design free thank you cards courtesy of Tanger. Children also shared their patriotism and support for the troops by adding their creativity on a special Salute the Troops coloring sheet.”The courage and bravery of our young men and women serving around the world is an inspiration to all of us,” stated Stanley K. Tanger, Chairman and CEO of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. “They give up so much to protect our freedoms. It is important for all of us to take the time to say “Thank You” and let them know that they remain in our thoughts.”

The cards and letters collected nationally by Tanger Outlet Centers were shipped to US military bases around the world for our troops by Tanger’s national partner, the Armed Forces Foundation. Tanger is making a $25,000 donation to the Armed Forces Foundation to support the AFF in its important mission to promote the morale, welfare, and quality of life of the United States armed forces community, including active duty military, reservists, and retired personnel and their families. For more information about the Armed Forces Foundation please visit www.armedforcesfoundation.org or call (202) 547-4713.

By MICHELLE CARSWELL
Tanger Factory Outlets Center, Inc.